Life Application Series–What is Depression?

Today we start another life application series.  After discussing domestic violence and the Prodigal life, we delve into another difficult subject.  Depression. edited IMG_8002

Depression has often been a taboo subject in our culture and society.  After all this was not a disease that people could see or touch.  This was a “mental” disease and individuals suffering with depression were often deemed “crazy”.

Thankfully people are beginning to speak up about their battle with depression.  High profile celebrities have helped to shed light on their struggles with this invisible disease and helped to break the stigma of this disease.

Over the next few months, I’m going to share not only facts, statistics and examples of depression, but I’m going to share my own battle and struggle with this disease.

So what is depression?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary states depression as “a state of feeling sad.”

 

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